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Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights have guided[…]

Hopefully, says Rosabeth Moss Kanter, we will have invested more in brain power than in oil.

Question: How will this age be remembered?

Rosabeth Moss Kanter: I think the turn of the 21st century will be memb … will be remembered as a perilous time where we had choices about whether we were going to try to make the world better, or give up and let it go into decline. I hope that by 2010, 2015, we will already see the solutions. I think it will also be remembered as the time when brain power replaced oil as our most important resource, and we invested more in the development of brain power than we did in the search for oil. And that brain power helped us find alternative fuels. I hope it will be remembered as the age when the American century which is what the 20th century is sometimes called … will have become the world century, and America will still be an important part of it, but will be a partner with other countries that have lifted their standard of lifting, and now play a leadership part in the world.

Recorded on: 6/13/07